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The information below comes from . Included are the names of ships with information about dates of service in the Civil War, type of ship, name changes, etc.

Ship names beginning with C

  • C. P. Williams. Purchased at New York, September 2, 1861, from Job Fallenburgh, by George D. Morgan. Class: Sails; wood. Sold at public auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. Fitted for naval service by W. H. Webb. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $25,783.76. Commissioned, January 21, 1862; went out of commission, June 27, 1865, at Philadelphia. Description
  • C. Vanderbilt, see Lupin.
  • Cactus. Purchased, December 9, 1863, of Palmer Geary and H. H. Geary. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood, coppered. Ordered, June 20, 1865, to be turned over to the Light House Board, for $10,000. Name changed from Polar Star. Description
  • Cairo. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract, by James B. Eads & Co. Class: Steamer; gunboat; wood. She sunk within less than five minuted after being struck by a torpedo, 18 miles up the Yazoo River, December 12, 1862. Sunk 4 or 5 miles below Haynes' Bluff. Description
  • Calhoun. Purchased, November 28, 1862, from Philadelphia prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Transferred to Quartermaster's Department, June 1864. Sold at New Orleans for $14,500. Captured off S. W. Pass, Mississippi River, January 23, 1862, by U. S. S. Colorado and tenders and turned over to Flag Officer D. G. Farragut for general service, March 19, 1862. Operated in West Gulf Squadron. Description
  • Caledonia, see Mohawk.
  • Calypso. Purchased, October 12, 1863, by Navy Department from Philadelphia prize court. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Sold at public auction at New York, N. Y., November 30, 1865, to Woodruff & Bro., for $25,000, by Burdett, Jones & Co. Captured, June 11, 1863, by U. S. S. Florida, off Wilmington, N. C. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $37,500.88.Description
  • Camanche. Built by contract with Donahue, Ryan & Secor. Launched at San Francisco, Calif., November 14, 1864. Class: Single-turret, ironclad monitor; wood and iron. Sold, February 15, 1899, to J. P. Bercovich & Livingston, of Oakland, Calif., for $6,581.25. Built in New York and shipped in pieces to San Francisco by the U. S. S. Aquilla, which sunk in the harbor of the latter. On being raised the materials were removed and the Camanche completed. Commissioned, May 24, 1865. Description
  • Cambria. Purchased, August 13, 1861, by Captain H. S. Stellwagen, at Baltimore, Md. Class: Sails Purchased to sink. Description
  • Cambridge, see Pushmataha.
  • Cambridge. Purchased at Boston, Mass., July 30, 1861, by board composed of J. M. Forbes et al. Class: Screw steamer; white oak. Sold at auction at Philadelphia, June 20, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $17,500. August 29, 1861, went into commission, Navy Yard, Boston. Description
  • Canandaigua. By Government contract. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. Under act of Congress, condemned and broken up at Norfolk, Va., in 1884. May 15, 1869, name changed to Detroit; August 10, 1869, again renamed the Canandaigue. Commenced in December, 1861, and finished in August 1862. Description
  • Carmita. Purchased from Key West prize court. March 10, 1863, by Navy Department. Class: Schooner. Laid aside at Key West as unseaworthy. Taken into service April 2, 1863, for use as a lighter in the harbor of Key West. Description
  • Carnation. Purchased, August 24, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Paulding from A. H. Cunningham. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,500. Description
  • Carondelet. Built by contract for Government. Ironclad. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865 (plating sold separately), to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,600. One of the  7 gunboats built by James B. Eads at St. Louis, Mo. Description
  • Carrabasset. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from R. H. Woolfock & Pinkney Varble. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to E. C. Avery, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $18,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,487.29.Description
  • Canonicus. Built by contract at South Boston, Mass., with H. Loring, where she was launched, August 1, 1863. Class: Screw steamer; single turreted monitor; wood and iron. Still in service. Name changed, June 15, 1869, to Scylla; renamed Canonicus, August 10, 1869. Total cost of repairs since being rebuilt to January 1, 1889, was $15.967.73. Description
  • Carmita. Purchased from Key West prize court, March 10, 1863, by Navy Department. Class: Schooner. Laid aside at Key West as unseaworthy. Taken into service April 2, 1863, for use as a lighter in the harbor of Key West. Description
  • Carnation. Purchased, August 24, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral Paulding from A. H. Cunningham. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction at Philadelphia, August 10, 1865, by Samuel C. Cook, for $6,400. Name changed to Ajax from Carnation  on date of purchase. Her hull is well built, machinery, good; bottom unsheathed. To fit her for naval service cost $6,500. Description
  • Carondelet. Built by contract for Government. Ironclas. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865 (plating sold separately), to Daniel Jacobs, for $3,600. One of the 7 gunboats built by James B. Eads at St. Louis, Mo. Description
  • Carrabasset. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 23, 1864, by Rear-Admiral D. D. Porter, from R. H. Woolfock & Pinkney Varble. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, August 12, 1865, at New Orleans, La., to E. C. Avery, by G. A. Hall & Co., for $18,500. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,487.29. Description
  • Casco. Built by contract with Atlantic Works at Boston, Mass. Launched, May, 1864. Class: Screw steamer; light-draft monitor; wood and iron. Broken up at Washington, April 1, 1875. Name changed to Hero,  June 15, 1869. Converted into a torpedo and gun vessel by contracts. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $2,436.94. Description
  • Castor, see Mahopac.
  • Catalpa. Purchased, June 29, 1864, at Philadelphia, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from S. & J. M. Flanagan. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Name changed from Conqueror. Description
  • Catawba. Built by contract with Niles Works, Cincinnati, Ohio. Delivered to Government, June 7, 1865; launched at Cincinnati, Ohio. Class: Screw steamer; river and harbor monitor; iron and wood. Contract price for her was $460.000, but $165,905.80 was allowed for extras. Description
  • Catskill. Built by contract with J. Ericsson. Launched, December 16, 1862, at New York. Class: Screw steamer; single-turret monitor; iron and wood. June 15, 1869, name changed to Goliath; August 10, 1869, changed to Catskill. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, February 19, 1863. Description
  • Cayuga. Built by contract, Hull, Gildersleeve & Son; machinery, Woodruff & Beach. Launced, October 21, 1861, at East Haddam, Conn. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, for $11,500. August 12, 1865, ordered to be placed in ordinary at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Centaur, see Saugus.
  • Ceres. Purchased, September 11, 1861, at New York by George D. Morgan, from Peter Craig. Launched, in 1856, at New York. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, to H. B. Farring, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $6,600. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $22,679.74. Description
  • Champion. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 14, 1863, from A. N. Shinkle, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Launched at Cincinnati, in 1859. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction at Mound City, Ill., November 29, 1865, to Wilder & Wilson, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,200. May 20, 1865, she was in a poor condition, no repairs having been made since 1862. Description
  • Charles Phelps. Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., June 24, 1861, by George D. Morgan, from Williams & Havens. Class: Sails; white oak and yellow pine. Sold at public auction at New York, October 25, 1865, to Mr. Brightman, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $3,600. Used as a coal hulk; stationed at Craney Island previous to August 26, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $1,263.93. August 29, 1865, sent to New York for sale, when repaired. Description
  • Charlotte. Captured, April 10, 1862, in Mobile Bay, by U. S. S. Kanawah, Purchased from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Class: Sails. Sold, April 27, 1867, at Pensacola, Fla., to Robert Pepper, for $2,300, by Commodore J. A. Winslow. Description
  • Charybdis, see Cohoes.
  • Chatham. Captured, December 16, 1863, in Doboy Sound, by theHuron; purchased from Philadelphia prize court, July 8, 1864. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold, September 2, 1865, at Bay Point, S. C., to J. J. O;Fallon, for $9,300. On South Atlantic Station at Port Royal, S. C. Description
  • Chattanooga. Built by contract with Cramp & Sons and Merrick & Sons. Launched, October 13, 1864. Class: Screw steamer; sloop-of-war; wood. Sold, January 31, 1872, to A. Purvis & Son, for $45,243. First went into commission at Philadelphia, May 16, 1866. Extra work and repairs cost $17,159.81. Description
  • Chih Kiang, see Tulip.
  • Chenango. Built by contract with J. Simonson and Morgan Iron Works. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold October 28, 1868, to John Roach & Co., at Philadelphia, Pa., for $21,687.50. Delivered to Government December 30, 1863, at New York. Total cost of repairs was $39,428.65. Description
  • Cherokee. Purchased, January 13, 1864, at Boston, Mass., by Rear Admiral Gregory, from R. B. Forbes. Class: Prize screw steamer; iron. Sold at public auction, August 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to Harrison Loring, for $44,500, by Horatio Harris. Captured May 7, 1863, at Charleston Bar and rebuilt at Boston. Delivered to Government at Boston Navy Yard, January 27, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $17,571.68. Description
  • Chickasaw. Built at St. Louis, Mo., under contract with T. G. Gaylord. Class: Ironclad steamer. Sold at auction, September 12, 1874, to D. Campbell, at New Orleans, La., for $8,350. June 15, 1869, name changed to Samson; August 10, 1869, renamed the Chickasaw. Delivered to Government at Cairo, Ill., May 1864. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $11,807.50. Description
  • Chicopee. By contract. Hull, at Boston, Mass., by P. Curtis; machinery at New York, N. Y., by Neptune Iron Works. Launched, March 4, 1863, at Boston, Mass. Class: Side-wheel steamer; double-ender; wood. Sold at Washington, October 8, 1867, for $4,000. Delivered at New York Navy Yard, March, 1864. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $31,186.90. Description
  • Childs. Hull sold at Mound City, Ill., March 29, 1865, for $1,623. Name changed to A. Childs. Description
  • Chillicothe. Built at Cincinnati, Ohio, under contract with Joseph Brown. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Sold at public auction, November 29, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Cutting & Ellis, for $3,000. Completed, October 8, 1862; received by the Governmnet, December 3, 1862. Description
  • Chimo. Built by contract with Aquila Adams, South Boston, Mass. Launched, May 1864. Class: Screw steamer, light-draft monitor. Broken up in 1874. Name changed, June 15, 1869, to Orion; Orion changed to Piscataqua, August 10, 1869. Description
  • Chippewa. Built by contract. Hull built by Webb & Bell, New York, N. Y. machinery by Morgan Works, New York. Launched, September 14, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold at New York, November 30, 1865, for $16,200. Delivered by contractors, November 28, 1861, at New York Navy Yard. Ordered to be laid up, August 16, 1865. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,668.55. Description
  • Choctaw. Purchased by the Government in 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron-clad. Sold, March 30, 1866, at New Orleans, La., for $9,272. Designed by Commodore W. D. Porter, the Chactoaw was built at St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862. September 25, 1862, she was laid up on the Algiers side of the Mississippi River, one mile below Slaughter House Point. Description
  • Chocura. Built by contract and launched at Boston, Mass., October 5, 1861. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold, July 13, 1869, at New York, N.Y., for $10,000. Delivered at Boston Navy Yard, January 29, 1862. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $19,955.69. Description
  • Chotank. Purchased, July 2, 1861, from the New York prize court. Class: Sails. Sold at auction at New York, August 15, 1865, for $700. Name changed from Savannah, under which it was captured by the brig Perry, June 3, 1861, on the Atlantic coast. She was a rebel privateer. Description
  • Christiana, see Amaranthus.
  • Cimarron. By contract with D. S. Mershon, Bordentown, New Jersey. Launched, March 16, 1862. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; wood. Sold, November 6, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa. Originally the name was spelt Cimerone; by order of the Secretary of the Navy the spelling was changed to Cimarron. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $26,330.21. Description
  • Cincinnati. Built by contract. Class: Gunboat. Sunk by Vicksburg batteries, May 27, 1863; raised and sold at New Orleans, La., March 28, 1866, for $7,160. Laid up on Algiers side of the Mississippi River 1 mile below Slaughter House Point. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $963.72. She was one of the seven gunboats built by Jas. B. Eads, St. Louis, Mo. Description
  • Circassian. Purchased from the Key West prize court, November 8, 1862, by Navy Department. Class: Screw steamer; blockade runner; iron. Sold at public auction, June 22, 1865, to Arthur Leary, at Boston, Mass., for $71,000, by Horatio Harris & Co. Captured, May 4, 1862, off coast of Cuba by the Somerset. October 14, 1862, ordered at New York Navy Yard to be fitted out as a transport and store vessel. Description
  • Circe, see Marietta.
  • Clara Dolsen. Captured January, 1862, by the Mound City on the St. Charles expedition. Purchased from the Illinois prize court, May 25, 1863, by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; receiving ship. Returned to owners. Transferred, September 30, 1862, to Mississippi Squadron by Assistant Quartermaster G D. Wise. She was one of the largest, handsomest, and in every respect finest steamers on the river. Description
  • Clematis. Purchased, August 2, 1864, from Copeland & Howe, by Rear Admiral Paulding, at New York. Class: Screw steamer; wood; iron-fastened. Sold, November 26, 1866, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $10,000, to N. C. Winslow, by John Lenthall. Name changed to Maria Love. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $3,835.02. Description
  • Clifton, see Shokokon.
  • Clifton. Purchased, December 2, 1861, at New York, from the New York Union Ferry Co., by Rear Admiral Paulding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; diagonally iron strapped. Surrendered at Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863, by Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Fred. Crocker. Fitted for naval service by J. A. Westervelt at New York. Description
  • Clinton. Purchased, June 14, 1864, at New York, N. Y., by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at New York, N. Y., July 28, 1870, to W. S. Nickerson, for $2,750. Purchased under name of  Lena Clinton. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $1,531.68.Description
  • Clover. Purchased at Philadelphia, Pa., November 11, 1863, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Winsor & Co. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at auction September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., for $9,100. Name changed from Daisy. November 20, 1863, delivered to Government at Philadelphia navy yard. Description
  • Clyde. Purchased at New York prize court in 1863. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron, 1/4 inch. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, for $11,400. Name changed from Neptune, August 11, 1863. Captured, June 14, 1863, in lat. 25°, long. 85°, by the Lackawanna. Description
  • Coeur De Lion. In April, 1861, turned over by Light House Board to Navy Department. Class: Side-wheels; wood. June 3, 1865, returned to Light House Board. May 31, 1865, ordered to be put in fair condition, if not already so, and turned over to Light House Board, Washington Navy Yard. Cost of repairs to July 30, 1862, was $2,211.34. Description
  • Cohasset. Purchased, September 30, 1861, at Providence. R. I., by George D. Morgan. Launched in 1860 at the same place. Class: Tugboat; propeller. Sold to J. L. Snow & Co., Rockland, Me., for $825. Name changed from E. D. Fogg or Narragansett.. Description
  • Cohoes. Built by contract with M. F. Merritt. Light-dreaft monitor. Broken up in 1875 at New York by Jon Roach, for which he was paid $3,684. June 15, 1869, name changed to Charybdis for Cohoes; August 10, 1869, renamed Cohoes. Total cost of repairs at Philadelphia in 1867 was $475.19. Laid up at League Island, Pa.; no service. December 1, 1866, M F. Merritt was paid $3,400 for gun carriages. Description
  • Collier. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to David White, by Solomon A. Silver, for $12,000. Purchased under name of Allen Collier, which was subsequently changed to Collier. This was a light-draft steamboat, purchased for the Mississippi Squadron. Description
  • Colorado. Built by Government. Launched, June 19, 1856. Class: Screw steamer and sails; frigate; wood. Sold, February 14, 1885, to E. Stannard, Westbrook, Conn., for $26,700. Commenced in May, 1854, and completed in May, 1858. Commissioned, June 3, 1861, navy yard, Boston, Mass. September 13, a boat expedition from Colorado burned the privateer schooner Judith off Pensacola Navy Yard. Description
  • Colossus, see Kalamazoo.
  • Colossus. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 8, 1864, by Paymaster C. C. Jackson. Class: Stern-wheel steamer. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to R. P. Walts et al., by Sol. A. Silver, for $9,250. The Colossus was a light-draft steamboat, purchased for the U. S. Mississippi Squadron; repaired by Joseph Brown at a cost of $24,550. Description
  • Columbia, see Berberry.
  • Columbia. Purchased November 4, 1862, from Key West prize court by Navy Department. Class: Prize screw steamer; iron, 1/2 inch. Wrecked, January 14, 1863, Acting Volunteer Liutenant J. P. Couthouy, commanding, at Masonboro Inlet, N. C. Captured August 3, 1862, by theSantiago de Cuba, in lat. 28°, long, 76°, and fitted out as a cruiser, November 4, 1862. Description
  • Columbia. Built by Government, Launched at Washington, D. C., 1836. Class: Frigate; sails. April 20, 1861, burned at Norfolk, Va.; raised and sold, October 10, 1867, to M. Porves for $16,901.50. Description
  • Columbine. Purchased, December 12, 1862, by Captain Drayton, from Peter Schultz. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Captured, May 23, 1864, in St. John's River, Florida. Name changed from Shultz. December, 1862, altered for naval service by Howe & Copeland, New York, at a cost of $6,233.10.  Description
  • Columbus. Built by Government. Launched, March 1, 1819, at Washington. Class: Ship-of-the-line; wood; sails. To prevent falling into Confederate hands, burned at the Norfolk Navy Yard, April 20, 1861. Thoroughly equipped for service. The Columbus was commenced June, 1816. Description
  • Commodore, see Fort Gaines.
  • Commodore, see Iuka.
  • Commodore Barney. Purchased at New York, October 2, 1861, from Williamsburg Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Sold at public auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington to Fulton Ferry Co., New York, by William L. Wall & Co., for $13,500. Purchased under the name ofEthan Allen. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $46,606.12. Description
  • Commodore Hull. Purchased at New York, September 1, 1862, by Rear-Admiral Paulding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferry boat; wood. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to Dallwer, Potter & Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,000. Purchased as the Nuestra Senora de Regla. Name changed to Commodore Hull, September 1, 1862. Description
  • Commodore Jones. Purchased at New York, May 12, 1863, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from Howe & C. W. Copeland. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Blown up, May 6, 1864, by a torpedo in the James River. This boat belonged to Union Ferry Co., but was offered by Copeland & Howe. Description
  • Commodore McDonough. Purchased of Union Ferry Co., New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sunk, August 23, 1865, while being towed from Port Royal, S. C., to New York. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $27,790.48. Description
  • Commodore Morris. Purchased from the Union Ferry Co., New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to Union Ferry Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $22,900. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $32,260.92. Description
  • Commodore Perry. Purchased at New York, October 2, 1861, from Williamsburg Ferry Co., by George D. Morgan. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, July 12, 1865, at New York, to New York & Brooklyn Ferry Co., by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $16,200. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $56,431.12. Description
  • Commodore Read. Purchased by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, at New York, August 19, 1863, from James Howe & C. W. Copeland. Class: Side-wheel steamer; ferryboat; wood. Sold at auction, July 20, 1865, to Mr. Brandt, at Washington, for $18,000. Name changed from Atlantic to Commodore Read. When bought the bottom was not sheatbed with metal, boiler was nearly worn out, smokestack entirely so, engine keelson near the condenser is very rotten for about 4' 6", main keelson near the boiler was rotten in serveral places to a depth of 2" or 3". Boilers were in a bad condition. She was repaired by owner before she was finally transferred to Government. Description
  • Commodore Stockton. Purchased, July 19, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodre C. K. Stribbling, Bishop, agent. Canal boat. Bought with 60 tons of stone on board and sent to Baltimore to Commodore Dornin. Description
  • Conemaugh. Hull built by Government at Portsmouth Navy Yard, where she was launched May 1, 1862; machinery by Novelty Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood; double-ender. Sold October 1, 1867, at New York, for $171,000. Commissioned July 16, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard; recommissioned May 10, 1865, and was in commission at the end of the war. December 5, 1861, ordered to be called Cinemaugh; December 26, 1861, name changed to Conemaugh. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $63,249.88. Description
  • Conestoga, see Sangamon.
  • Conestoga. Transferred by War Department; purchased, June, 1861, by Commodore John Rodgers. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sunk by collision, March 8, 1864, at Bondurant Point, Mississippi River. September 27, 1865, the wreck of the Contestoga is near Bruinsburg, Miss., on Mississippi River, with all her armament, machinery, and stores yet on board. Description
  • Confiance. (Never built.) Class: Screw steamer. The building of this vessel was never completed and her name was dropped form the Navy Register. Description
  • Congress, see Pushmataha.
  • Congress. Built by Government. Launched in 1841, at Kittery, Me. Class: Frigate; sails. Broken up and sold. Sunk in action with Merrimack at Hampton Roads, Va., March 8, 1862; raised, repaired, and sold at Norfolk navy yard. Description
  • Connecticut, see Pompanoosuc.
  • Connecticut. Purchased July 18, 1861, at New York, from S. L. Mitchell & Son. Class: Side-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, September 21, 1865, at Philadelphia, Pa., to D. B. Allen, for $137,000. Purchased under the name of Mississippi. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $39,836.11. Commissioned August 3, 1861, navy yard, New York; went out of commission August 11, 1865, at Philadelphia. Description
  • Conqueror, see Catalpa.
  • Constellation. Built by Treasury and War Departments September 7, 1797, at Baltimore, Md. Launched, September 7, 1797. Class: Sailing sloop; wood. At Newport, R. I., 1919. February 12, 1862, cruising in the Mediterranean; July 18, 1863, searching for Confederate privateers. Commissioned, February 26, 1862, at Portsmouth Navy Yard. Description
  • Constitution. Built by Treasury and War Departments, 1797-98, at Boston, Mass., where she was launched October 21, 1797. Class: Sailing frigate; wood. At navy yard, Boston, 1919. Constructed under the act of Congress of March 27, 1794. Dimensions were fixed by John Barry, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun. Commissioned, August 1, 1860, at Portsmouth, N. H. Description
  • Contoocook, see Albany.
  • Corea. Purchased at New London, Conn., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship Stone Fleet. Description
  • Cornubia. Purchased, November, 1863, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, to Merrick & Sons, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $19,000. Captured off New Inlet, November 8, 1863, by the Niphon and James Adger. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $29,700.54. Commissioned, March 17, 1864, at Boston Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 9, 1865. Description
  • Corypheus. Purchased from Key West prize court, May, 1862, by Navy Department. Class: Yacht; sails. Sold at Mobile, Alabama, September 15, 1865, by Rear Admiral H. K. Thatcher, for $1,500. The charges of sale, for posters, and advertising were $120; net proceeds of sale, $1,380. The 24-pdr. was captured from the rebels at Barrataria Bay. Description
  • Cossack. Purchase at New Bedford, Mass., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Countess, see Elk.
  • Courier, Purchased from W. B. Thomas & Co., September 7, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan. Class: Sails. Wrecked, June 4, 1864, on Abaco Island. Total cost of repairs while owned by the Government was $23,144.88. Commissioned September 17, 1862, at New York Navy Yard. Description
  • Courier. Purchased at New Bedford, Mass., by George D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Ship. Purchased to sink. Stonefleet. Description
  • Covington. Purchased March 9, 1863, at Cairo, Ill., from Samuel Wiggins by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sunk in Red River, about 20, miles below Alexandria, La., May 5, 1864; disabled and captured. Description
  • Cowslip. Purchased, December 21, 1863, from J. Howe & C. W. Copeland. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold, August 28, 1866, at Pensacola, Fla., for $12,000. Purchased under name ofMeteor. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $13,678.51. Commissioned January 27, 1864, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission August 29, 1866.  Description
  • Cricket. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 1862, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to William Thatcher, by Sol. A. Silver, for $5,050. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $2,558.80. Finally went out of commission, June 30, 1865. Description
  • Cricket, No. 3, see Nymph.
  • Cricket No. 4, see Tallahatchie.
  • Crocus. Purchased, July 31, 1863, at New York, by Rear Admiral H. Paulding, from C. W. Copeland. Class: Screw steamer. Wrecked on Bodie's Island, N. C., August 17, 1863. She was commanded by Acting Ensign J. L. Winton, when wrecked. Purchased under name ofSol. Thomas. To fit for naval service cost $4,418.25. Description
  • Crusader. Purchased for Paraguay Expedition in 1858. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at auction, July 20, 1865, at Washington, to T. P. Morgan, for $9,000. Name changed from Southern Star when purchased. In commission when war broke out; finally went out of commission, at Washington Navy Yard, June 13, 1865. Description
  • Cumberland. Built by Government. Class: Sails; sloop. Sunk, March 8, 1862, at Newport News, Va., by Confederate ironclad Merricack. Arrived in Hampton Roads, March 23, 1861. Description
  • Curlew. Purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 17, 1862, by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter. Class: Stern-wheel steamer; wood. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Harvey Darlington, by Sol. A. Silver, for $7,600. Purchased as the Florence. Description
  • Curlew. Class: Screw steamer. For service in South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1861-2. Description
  • Currituck. Purchased at New York, September 20, 1861, by G. D. Morgan, from Dudley Buck. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, September 15,1865, at Washington, to T. M. Morgan, by William L. Wall & Co., for $7,300. Name changed from Seneca when purchased. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $22,190.98. Commissioned, February 27, 1862, at New York Navy Yard; went out of commission, August 7, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Hull and boiler in good order; engine needs some repairs. Description
  • Cyane. By Government. Launched in 1837. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails; wood. Sold, July 30, 1887, at Mare Island, Calif., to W. E. Mighell, for $4,520. Went out of commissioin, September 20, 1871. Description
  • Cyclops, see, Kickapoo.


Ship names beginning with D  

  • Dacotah. Built by the Government. Launched, March 23, 1859, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. Class: Screw steamer; second-class sloop; wood. Sold at Mare Island, Calif., May 30, 1873, for $3,700. Commissioned, May 1, 1860, at Norfolk Navy Yard, Va. Dacotah was commenced in 1858 and completed in April, 1860. Description
  • Daffodil. Purchased, in 1862, by Captain Drayton from John Schenck. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Sold at auction, March 14, 1867, at Savannah, Ga., by La Roche, Bell & Williams, for $5,313.75. Name changed from Jonas Smith. Cost of repairs was $5,845.17. Description
  • Dahlia. Transferred from the War Department, September 30, 1862, at Cairo, Ill. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction, August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to Riddle, Coleman & Co., by Sol. A. Silver, for $4,100. Formerly the Firefly: changed to Dahlia by department, October 24, 1862. September 2, 1863, the Dahlia was employed as a tug and carries no armament. Description
  • Dai Ching. Purchased at New York, April 21, 1863, by Rear-Admiral H. Paulding, from R. B. Catherwood. Class: Screw steamer; gunboat. Got ashore and abandoned to Confederates in Combahee River, S. C. January 26, 1865. Built for naval service in China. Total cost of repairs was $123,04. Description
  • Daisy. Purchased September 30, 1862, from War Department. Class: Screw steamer. Sold at public auction August 17, 1865, at Mound City, Ill., to A. Houghteling, by Sol. A. Silver, for $3,275. Name changed from Mulford. September 2, 1863, the Daisy was employed as a tug and carried no battery. Description
  • Dale. Built by Government, Launched at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1839. Class: Sloop of war; sails; wood. Turned over, 1894, to Maryland Naval Militia. Description
  • Dan. Captured by Acting Master Fred. Crocker, U. S. N., in Lake Calcasieu, La., October, 1862, armed and taken into service. Sunk, February, 1863, in the Mississippi River. Description
  • Dandelion. Purchased, November 21, 1862, by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Winsor & Co. Class: Steamer; wood; galvanized; iron-fastened. Sold, August 15, 1865, to C. & R. Poillon, at public auction, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $7,800. Purchased under name of Antietam. This boat is strong and well built of good material. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $10,703.39. Description
  • Dan Smith. Purchased at New Haven, September 7, 1861, from O. W. Miller, by George D. Morgan. Class: Sails; wood. Sold at publice auction, August 10, 1865, at Philadelphia, by Samuel C. Cook, for $7,100. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $17,54.11. Description
  • Darlington. Captured by the Pawnee, March 3, 1862, Fernandina, Fla. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Transferred to the Army, September, 1862. Description
  • Dart. Captured about July 4, 1861, on the coast of Texas, by the South Carolina. Class: Schooner; pilot boat. Turned over to the Army. Description
  • Dauntless, see Mignonette.
  • Dawn, see Midnight.
  • Dawn. Purchased, October 12, 1861, at New York, from Barston, Pope & Co., by George D. Morgan. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, November 1, 1865, at Boston Navy Yard, to W. H. Starbuck, by Horatio Harris, for $20,000. Chartered at New York for 3 months at $7,000 per month, April 26, 1861; afterwards puchased. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $16,220.24. Commissioned, May 9, 1861. Description
  • Daylight. Purchased, October 12, 1861, from Barston, Pope & Co., at New York, by George D. Morgan. Class: Screw steamer; wood. Sold at public auction, October 25, 1865, at New York, by Burdett, Jones & Co., to W. H. Starbuck, for $12,600. May 10, 1861, chartered at New York for 3 months at $8,000 per month. Total cost of repairs while in Government service was $48,708.92. Description
  • Daylight. Purchased, May 19, 1863, from New York prize court, by Navy Department. Sunk as an obstruction in Petit Bois Channel. Paid for, but not taken or used for naval purposes. Description
  • Decatur. Launched in 1839 at New York. Class: Sloop-of-war; sails. Sold at auction, August 17, 1865, at Mare Island, Cal., for $6,600. in gold. March 9, 1863, she was being fitted out as a harbor battery for city of San Francisco. Fore-and aft sails. Repairs to August, 1865, from November, 1864, cost $10,441.73. Description
  • Delaware, see Piscataqua.
  • Delaware. Purchased. October 14, 1861, at Wilmington, Del., by Capt. G. J. Pendergrast, from Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co. Class: Side-wheel steamer; gunboat; iron. Sold September 12, 1865, to the Treasury Department, for $40,000. Total cost of repairs while in the Government service was $36,411.76. Description
  • Delaware. Built by Navy Department. Launched in 1820 at Norfolk. Class: Ship-of-the-Line; sails; wood. April 20, 1861, burned at Norfolk, Va., by U. S. forces. She was commenced in August, 1817. March 22, 1861, she was in ordinary at the navy yard, Gosport, Va. Description
  • Delaware Farmer. Purchased at Baltimore. Schooner. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Delta. Purchased, June 3, 1864, at Philadelphia, Pa., by Commodore C. K. Stribling, from Thomas Wilson & E. Dever. Class; Screw steamer; picket boat. Sold, September 5, 1865, at public auction at New York, for $5,700, to C. & J. E. Peters by Burdett, Jones & Co. Name changed from Linda November 27, 1864; also known as Tug No. 4. Purchased to use as a tugboat on James River. Description
  • De Kalb, see Baron de Kalb.
  • De Soto, see General Lyon.
  • De Soto. Purchased, August 21, 1861, at New York, by George D. Morgan, from Livingston, Crocheron & Co. Class: Side-wheel steamer, wood. Sold, September 30, 1865, at New York, for $47,600. Built in October, 1859. Description
  • Despatch, see Pocahontas.
  • Detroit, (Never completed.)
  • Detroit, see Canandaigua.
  • Diana. Captured at New Orleans by U. S. Army, and on January 1, 1863, transferred to Navy by Colonel A. N. Shipley, U. S. A. Class: Side-wheel steamer. Recaptured, March 28, 1863, by rebels, near Pattersonville, Archafalaya River, La. Description
  • Dick Fulton. Class: Steamer. Name changed to Fulton. Description
  • Dictator, see Sweet Brier.
  • Dictator. By contract with J. Ericson. Launced, December 26, 1863. Class: Monitor. Sold, September 27, 1883, at League Island, to A. Purvis & Son, for $40,250. Designed by Jon Ericsson, the Dictatorwas commenced August 16, 1862. Cost of repairs was $59, 654.27. Description
  • Dolphin. Repairing and building to June 15, 1853, $151,302.74. Class: Sails. Scuttled and burned, April 20, 1861, at Norfolk Navy Yard. Description
  • Don. Purchased, April, 1863, from Boston prize court. Class: Screw steamer; iron. Sold, August 28k, 1868, to R. M. Funkhauser, for $18,000. Captured, March 4, 1864, off Beauforrt, N. C., by the Pequot, while running the blockade. Total cost of repairs while in the naval service was $5,475.92. Description
  • Donegal. Purchased from Philadelphia prize court, June, 1864, by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; iron. Sold at public auction, September 27, 1865, at New York, to G. W. Quintard, by Burdett, Jones & Co., for $89,000. TheDonegal, or Austin, was captured off Mobile Bay, June 6k, 1864, by the Metacomet while running the blockade. Description
  • Dove. Purchased at New London, Conn., by G. D. Morgan & R. H. Chappell. Bark. Purchased to sink. Stone Fleet. Description
  • Dragon. Purchased, December 24, 1861, at New York, by George D.Morgan.  Class: Screw steamer; wook Sold at public auction July 20, 1865, at Washington, to Mr. Brandt, by William L. Wall & Co., for $6,750. The Dragon is yellow-met-led. Hull, engine, and boiler are in good order. Description
  • Duchess, see Petrel.
  • Dumbarton. Purchased, July, 1864, from Boston prize court by Navy Department. Class: Side-wheel steamer; one-half inch boiler iron. Sold at New York, October 15, 1867, to Mr. Marvin, by Admiral C. H. Bell, for $17,000. Name changed from Thistle to Dumbarton, July 20, 1864. Captured in lat. 32° 38'; long. 75° 55' by the Fort Jackson and sent to Boston, June 4, 1864. November 15, 1865 ordered to be placed in ordinary at New York. Total cost of repairs while in naval service was $24,940.14. She was formerly a blockade runner. Description
  • Dunderberg. Built by contract with W. H. Webb and Aetna Iron Works, New York, N. Y. Launched, July 22, 1865. Class: Ironclad ram; frigate; wood, iron-stapped; coppered bottom. Returned to owners under act of Congress, approved March 2, 1867, the $1,041,666.68. which had been expended on her being refunded to the Government. Description

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